Position Opening: Assistant Director, Cummings Center for the History of Psychology

The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, located in Akron Ohio, is accepting applications for an Assistant Director. Working with the Director, the Assistant Director: helps to manage and supervise the daily operations of the Center; works with Center staff in collections development and management; leads and contributes to grant-writing, exhibit curation, teaching, and educational and community outreach efforts; serves as the resident “expert” on the history of psychology and related human sciences; and serves as a liaison to the larger history of the human sciences community.  

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree in the history of psychology or related field; experience with archival research or management; record of successful engagement with the history of psychology or related human sciences community; Ph.D. preferred.

Full details and the application are available at: https://www.uakron.edu/hr/job-openings/openings.dot

(Job ID: 12395)

Review of applications will begin September 3 and will continue until the position is filled.

About the Center

The Cummings Center for the History of Psychology is an archives, museum, and research center that cares for, provides access to, and interprets the historical record of psychology and related human sciences. It is comprised of the Archives of the History of American Psychology, the National Museum of Psychology, and the Institute for Human Science and Culture. The vision of the Cummings Center is to promote and explore the understanding of what it means to be human.

The goals of the Center are:

  • To generate awareness and understanding of the history of psychology and related human sciences
  • To collect, preserve, and provide access to the historical record of the human sciences
  • To promote the use of primary source materials in the examination of the history of psychology and related human sciences, and the role of contextual factors in that history
  • To develop the Center as a resource where past and present intersect
  • To offer public lectures, workshops, conferences and interactive exhibits that promote teaching and learning
  • To promote the care of archival materials and special collections.

Visit the website at www.uakron.edu/chp  for further information about the Center.

About Jacy Young

Jacy Young is a professor at Quest University Canada. A critical feminist psychologist and historian of psychology, she is committed to critical pedagogy and public engagement with feminist psychology and the history of the discipline.